This triplex has a distinctive combination of expansive vertical and horizontal space that visually extends out into the New York City skyline. Unfortunately, it was in estate condition when our client purchased it. It needed a massive transformation.
Our Client was eager to create a home to exhibit his extensive art collection: paintings, sculpture, antiquities, rare books, vintage furniture, and antiques. Typically, with a collection as vast and distinct as our client's we would be asked to create a white box museum-like space. Not so here. We were asked to develop a design for the compact triplex that itself was as vibrant as our client's collection while still successfully synthesizing his wide-ranging aesthetic sense.
From the Entry Foyer, to the double height Living Room and Master Suite, every space was treated as a distinct canvas crafted for what would reside within. Custom architectural elements were developed and installed that would either recede or enhance what was housed within. Specialty materials, from Prussian Blue Venetian Plaster walls to Zebrawood display cases and structural glass, were used so that even when the eye pauses at the penthouse's architecture one would be engaged and excited.